Awareness Knife Attack
this is Alex here. I wanted to thank you for your lessons. I watch your videos closely and let me tell you this quick story that happened yesterday. London is Europe's city with the most deaths from stabbings -unfortunately. Lived there close to 10yrs, I moved to this small uni city (1/4 students here👋) in Germany and yesterday, some guy 'invited' me to fight in the street (the high street over here, actually - in broad daylight). I wasn't aware enough to recognize my ego and I let him provoke me and I provoked him, too (stupid, I acknowledge). I called the cops and when I saw from maybe 50 ft distance that he was leaving the area, I asked him to stay, which of course escalated things - next thing I know, he charges towards me and I see a knife in his hand. I shouted "What's that in your hand" as bystanders, random people were starting to pay attention.. in this pivotal moment, my mind was FLUSHED with images and info from your videos, Nick. I saw as he was charging towards me how this knife could be parried and trapped and I saw my hands doing that and also your face and body doing it - nevertheless, I kicked his lower arm in this moment which was at head height and many bystanders grabbed him and held him back, 'advising' me to get the f out ;) So I did that and feel grateful for your knowledge that you shared.
Thanking you kindly,
I am working with Special Operations guys and some of the world’s best instructors of Special Operations for years and I can assure you: Nick Drossos is highly competent in his teachings of realistic hand to hand combat for our daily modern urban environment. Real-life violence in our streets are a cruel and reckless beast, without any rules and order, and the level of violence increases every day ... Nick knows excatly how to teach you to survive this challenge! His fighting-repertoir is „street smart“, he knows what he is talking about, because he has been there... As a a former bouncer he has seen the worst in men, and survived. That is the most crucial aspect when you are looking for an instructor: did he apply what he teaches and did it helped him to survive real-life violence and not just to shine during unrealistic dojo drills. Nick is competent and creative, an vivid and open mind, an instructor with skills and instinct.... and he is a great person! I recommend to anyone who wants to feel safe while walking back home at night to learn from Nick Drossos what it takes to survive the asphalt jungle of our modern streets. - Thomas Lojek
“Nick Drossos is one of the most effective self defense systems that I have study/trained in. It is practical and deals with real world self defense. He covers all ranges of fighting from empty hand, to ground, to weapons. There are not many system where you can experience this full spectrum of training.”
- Bailiff(Director of Security)Common Pleas Court
Instructor at Lashley Training Center